On the September 21 edition of his nationally syndicated talk show, Michael Savage claimed that the "average prostitute" is "more reliable and more honest than most U.S. senators wearing a dress." As Media Matters for America documented, Savage recently stated that the U.S. Senate "is more vicious and more histrionic ... specifically because women have been injected into [it]." Additionally, while discussing the debate over the coercive interrogation technique known as "waterboarding," Savage declared: "If it was up to me, I would drown them anyway. I'd get the information, then drown them."
Later in the broadcast, Savage asserted that "you're going to see the decimation and the destruction of large portions of Iran" because "[t]hat is what the Bible predicts," and referring to "leftists," proclaimed that "[t]here will be a purge in this country of the vermin within." He concluded: "The American left ... will pay" for "undermining God, undermining country, undermining the undermining the police, undermining the military."
From the September 21 edition of Talk Radio Network's The Savage Nation:
SAVAGE: I have more respect for a crack dealer than I do for some of these politicians. They're up front about it. I have more respect for a prostitute than I do for most senators. You take an average prostitute, let's say, in a city. Probably they're more reliable and more honest than most U.S. senators wearing a dress. The United States has overtaken France as the country with the highest number of asylum applicants, the U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday. My hair is standing up. Asylum. Asylum. I give them asylum. I give them a one-way ticket back to the hellhole they came from.
SAVAGE: A vote for him [Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)] is a thrown-out vote, it's a liberal Democrat vote. Torture, he's worried about. Because of McCain, people are dying all over Iraq. Pardon me, it's my viewpoint. The CIA won't torture anymore to get information out of those rat bums. They can't waterboard anybody. Why? Because they're liable to give up information? That offends John Cain's [sic] sensibilities? John Cain [sic]? What an idiot. So he was -- OK, I'm sorry he was tortured in the Hanoi Hilton. But don't punish us because of what happened to him by the Vietnamese, at the hands of the Vietnamese. Don't punish America today, John. You know, just because you got whacked out from the torture don't mean we gotta put up with you the rest of our lives. You're a nut. "You can't torture." What are you, crazy? How are you going to get information out of these guys? They're as hard as nails. You put cellophane over their head and you make them think they're drowning. That's not so bad. If it was up to me, I would drown them anyway. I'd get the information, then drown them. Actually, my idea of getting information -- I could stop the violence in Iraq in about a week. Just get Denzel Washington, the character in Denzel Washington's Man on Fire, use that technique. It's not waterboarding, but it sure worked in the movie.
SAVAGE: Now what is he saying here? He's saying the opposite of what you think. He's saying that with the ancient Israelites, they will destroy the enemy. They will destroy Babylon. And they will destroy everyone in Babylon. "With thee will I shatter the horse and his rider. With thee will I shatter the chariot and him that rideth therein." Now, what is God saying here? He's saying to the ancient Jews that you are going to prevail, and you're going to prevail and you're going to kill everybody who are your enemies. You're going to have to. You're going to shatter the old man and the youth. "I will shatter the young man and the maid. And with thee will I shatter the shepherd and his flock, and with thee will I shatter the husbandman and his yoke of oxen, and with thee will I shatter governors and deputies. And I will render unto Babylon and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all their evil that they have done in Zion, in your sight, saith the Lord." Iran is going to go as sure as I'm sitting here. As God as my witness, you're going to see the decimation and the destruction of large portions of Iran, and it's going to come sooner than later. That is what the Bible predicts, and as sure as I'm sitting here, that is what is going to happen. He came here and had a good time, the little Hitler. Danced at the U.N., threatened America, said that he's the host of terrorism. And he got away with it. Now he's invited to Columbia University. The leftists love it, too. Their time is coming as well. There will be a purge in this country of the vermin within as sure as I am sitting here. I'm not going to conduct it. After all, I am not a liberal. I don't conduct purges. Only liberals conduct purges. I'm not going to do it. I'm merely a talk-show host. Period. The day will come, the American people will rise up. There will be a reckoning of what the wreckage -- of who caused the wreckage in this nation. As sure as I'm sitting here, just as [Venezuelan President Hugo] Chavez had a good time at the U.N. And he will pay for it. Just as the mad jihadist had a good time at the U.N., and his people unfortunately will pay for it. The American left, who has caused so much damage in this country -- undermining God, undermining country, undermining the undermining the police, undermining the military -- they will pay for it as sure as I'm sitting here. I'm positive. I don't know how, I don't know when, I don't know where.